In an innovative new road safety initiative, the LNP has announced that it will reward young drivers who do the right thing on Queensland roads with a free, three-year driver’s licence if the Newman Government is re-elected.

Hinchinbrook MP, Andrew Cripps, said the LNP’s Young Driver Reward Scheme would reward young drivers who completed their learner driver and provisional driver licence period without losing any demerit points.

“Unfortunately, young drivers aged 16 to 24 represent about a quarter of all road fatalities in Queensland and this initiative is part of our strong plan to make our roads safer for everyone” said Mr Cripps.

“Under the scheme, any driver under 25 about to go on their open licence who has not lost any demerit points, will be rewarded with a free, three year open licence, saving them $118” he said.

Mr Cripps said the LNP’s initiative was a cost of living win for responsible young Queenslanders, but would also provide an incentive for the state’s most vulnerable group of drivers to do the right thing and be rewarded.

“This initiative will promote safe driving in a positive way and help reduce accidents, injuries and fatalities on Queensland roads” said Mr Cripps.

“Under the LNP’s Road Safety Action Plan, the road toll in Queensland in 2014 was a record low and provided the first coordinated approach to delivering better safety for Queensland motorists, but we can always do better” he said.

Mr Cripps said only the LNP had a strong and stable team with a plan to make our roads safer by delivering better roads and encouraging more responsible driving.

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